How Adaptable Are You? Take this Adaptability Quotient (AQ) Test and Find Out

Nancy Kane Nancy Kane November 13, 2019

Adaptability Quotient (AQ) is the new EQ (Emotional Quotient), which means one’s AQ is a critically important skill that will make the difference between excellence and extinction in the modern workplace. Measuring one’s ability to adapt to rapidly-changing environments is an essential first step in dealing effectively with today’s business world.

Here’s a quick assessment to determine your adaptability skills. Take two minutes now and rate each statement using the following rating scale, then add the points to determine your adaptability score. Refer to the results at the end of this post.

 

1

Never
 

2

Seldom
 

3

Regular
 

4

Frequent
 

5

Always
 

Rating

                                                       Statement

 

I think about new and different ways I can accomplish my goals.

 

I challenge myself to question what I presume to “know.”

 

I am able to shift gears with minimal complaints.

 

My core values are clear to me and to my colleagues/members.

 

I can readily imagine new uses for old ideas.

 

My habit is to reach for help and acknowledge the assistance.

 

I like to experiment with new ideas.

 

I never fall in love with my wins and proactively seek out the next challenge.

 

My failures present opportunities for innovation.

 

TOTAL

 


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